Food, She Thought is and should be my ramblings on food, in any place, style, situation or ethnic perspective I find intriguing, engaging or yummy. Full stop.
Food, She Thought is not a public relations tool, a special events driver. money making, or simply a luxury restaurant review site. I was saddened recently when a friend referred her cousin to my site, thinking her cousin (a cook) might be interested in blogging about her cooking adventures, and the sister commented, "I could never afford to do what she does." I don't eat fancifully that often, and I certainly don't want fanciness to be the goal (although I am god damned fancy on the inside, my desk at work is under a god damned sky light, FFS). I don't want to shy away from writing about the challenges of home cooking and commentary about places as banal as Claim Jumper or the newest offerings at fast food restaurants (even if they disgust me on
Virtual moments (nano-seconds) have been frittered away thinking about the lack of uniqueness of Food, She Thought. Do I have anything to say that other bloggers don't? Not really. Do I go places others don't? Nope. Is there a unique perspective? Have I, as J. Gold would suggest "codified" my ramblings to give focus and definition so readers know what they are getting when they come here, to develop an archetypal perspective on food/drink/experience? Sorry, no.
Whilst fishing, much time was spent ruminating on healthier eating eschewing anything with rouille, foie gras, copious amounts of butter and ridiculous amounts of booze (booze? really? not really). My body feels better and my mind feels more focused, which is amusing because if anything I feel like allowing my blog to be less focused.
I think I enjoyed this blog the most during the early days of its inception, with very little readership save my husband, T and a few hawties out there around the country (you know who you are). Back then I was completely unconcerned with commentary, which postings drew the most hits and any tendency toward repeating posting patterns that garnered the most interest.
Additionally, I had a good time before I felt it painful to pan something I didn't enjoy. We went, we ate, I commented truthfully. There are many bloggers out there who follow the coda, "if it sucked, you won't read about it here". I totally get that rule of thumb. But I don't think it's for me, I think I am just enough of a bitch to say so when I don't like something, and just sweet enough to be fair and diplomatic.
I am streamlining, people. Follow, if you will. I still appreciate your readership and am continually humbled that anyone reads and comments at all. And that's why.